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Men's Multivitamin


#1

After researching some info on this topic using the search feature, I couldn't really find a consensus. I saw everything from Rugrats Flintstones to Super Nutrition to Member's Mark to Centrum to OneSource.

Are there any brands to steer clear of? Are the one-a-day brands good (One-a-Day, OneSource, Centrum Performance)? Are the store brands good, like GNC or Vitamin Shoppe? Or should I look towards the pricier multi's, like Super Nutrition? I usually use 1-2 MRP's daily if that merits anything.

Thanks,
Mike


#2

personal fav is 32x from AST-one of very few that i feel that i get any results out of


#3

I would avoid any vitamin that has synthetic ingredients, which is probably most, if not all, of the big multis out there.

I know Dr. Eric Serrano recommended Standard Process's Catalyn, which I use. I actually take about 3-4 times the normal dosage, so it's not exactly cheap. But I think the fact that it's real natural vitamins helps tremendously. I also use their Allorganic Trace Minerals to get minerals, too. Again, it's not cheap, but you get what you pay for in this situation.

Hope this helps,
Neil


#4

I've grown partial to the multi-packs that you get at CVS or Walgreens. That way I can take certain things separate if I need to. For example, my morning meal includes milk so I leave the multi-mineral for later so the calcium doesn't affect absorbtion, but I take all of the other vitamins at that time. I like the multi-packs more for their flexibility than anything else. They usually run between $12-15 for a months supply which includes high levels of anti-oxidants that many of the single one-a-days don't have.